After we heard over the past couple of weeks that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T pushed OTA software updates for the Motorola Moto X, now it’s time for the US Cellular customers to receive the same treatment. Just like it happened with the Moto X units purchased through other carriers the camera enhancements are the centre piece of the software update pushed for the Motorola flagship.
Here’s the official change log for the US Cellular Motorola Moto X software update:
- Camera – Improved Photo Quality: Improved capture of natural light (auto-white balance) and color accuracy for more precise exposure in outdoor and backlit scenes
- Camera – Improved Focus: Faster touch to focus time and reduced unnecessary refocusing in low light conditions and scenes with continuous motion
- Camera – Faster Switching: Shortened the time it takes to switch between rear and front-facing cameras, as well as transition between the viewfinder and the Gallery app
- Enhanced Touchless Control: Increased accuracy and responsiveness when using Touchless Control, and added easier training of the “OK Google Now” trigger
- Improved Motorola Migrate Experience: Improved transfer of content from an old Android phone to a new Motorola phone
- Google Drive – 50GB Promotion: Added a promotion expiration date – customers have 30 days from phone activation or installation of this update to redeem the 50GB offer
- Calling – Improved Voice Quality: Fixed an issue that could sometimes result in choppy audio being heard by the person you’re talking with on your Moto X
- Moto Care – Lost Device Finder: Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent a lost phone from reporting its location to the Moto Care Lost Device Finder service
- Motorola Assist – Driving Detection: Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the phone to read out text messages and announce calls when not in Drive mode
As usual, this is a staged roll-out so it may take a coupled of days until the software update is being pushed to all US Cellular Moto X users. If you haven’t received the software update notification yet, you can check for it manually. Go ahead, grab your Moto X and head to Settings > About phone > System Updates and tap the check for updates button every five seconds in an attempt to convince the guys at US Cellular that your smartphone is more important than others’.
For the time being there is no ETA for the Moto X OTA update for Verizon users, but it shouldn’t be too far away. My guess is that Big Red users will be able to enjoy the camera improvements too by the end of the month.